What? Pack Walks
Where? Belfast Area, Northern Ireland
When? Thursday or Friday evenings throughout the Summer, check Facebook and website for details
How Much? £6.00 per dog, booking is advised
The Pack Walk is proving to be a popular way to walk and socialise your dog whilst getting the chance to talk to other dog owners and compare notes on your little darlings. Practise walking your dog to heel, ignoring distractions and socialise during this group training walk. Organiser and Gooddoggie Proprietor Caroline has more than 12 years’ experience in training dogs who display problem behaviour and will be on hand to advise on lead walking, recall, dealing with distractions and any other walk related issues. Have a look at the Gooddoggie Facebook page to confirm dates and times.
What? Dog Fun Park & Dog Agility Arena
Where? Crumlin, Northern Ireland
When? Bookings by appointment
How much? £6 per dog per 60 minutes, £3 per extra dog (from the same family)
This new All-Weather Dog Fun Park & Agility Arena enables you and your dogs to have a great experience whatever the weather.
Smithvale is currently open all year round but there are plans to provide dog socialising areas and further agility courses extending to a total of 10 acres of fenced areas when completed, for dogs to exercise and socialise off leash. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to stay informed of developments.
Advanced booking is essential for weekend appointments as each 60 minute slot is limited to 10 dogs giving you, and your dog, space to fully enjoy the facilities. For mid-week appointments please call or text Smithvale directly, details on their website and Facebook page.
What? Doggy Fun Park
Where? Banbridge, Northern Ireland
When? Dog Park Open Saturday & Sunday – 10am-4pm, April-September
Private appointments April – September and strictly by appointment only
Behaviour and Training Centre – open all year round, strictly by appointment only
Beechgrove Doggy Fun Park gives your dog the perfect opportunity to socialise, learn a wide variety of skills and behaviours that will last a lifetime… all whilst having fun!
Whether you visit for Weekend Playtime or Private Appointments, Beechgrove offers a clean, safe and secure environment with four different large enclosures which are used to match dogs by size, nature and capability so you and your dog can get the most out of your visit. Beechgrove is set in a tranquil valley of beautiful countryside surroundings, situated just off the A1 dual carriageway between Banbridge & Dromore.
Just a couple of minutes from the park is Beechgrove Behaviour & Training Centre. Their main aim is to build an excellent relationship between you and your dog, through mutual respect, belief and cooperation, using positive training methods. Offering 1-2-1 Training, Specialised Socialisation Groups (for those who need a little help with their social skills), Event Days and much, much more.
This gives every dog a chance to be just that… a dog. Visit the Facebook page for details of individual training classes, Playtime Classes etc.
Who? Dogs Trust
What? Fun Day
Where? Ballymena Dogs Trust, Northern Ireland
When? Saturday, 10th June, 2017
This wonderful Fun Day out for you, your family and your dog includes Fun Dog Shows, Raffle & Tombola, great games for dogs & owners, Crafts Stalls and Dogs Trust Promotions. There’s something for everyone at the Dogs Trust Ballymena summer Fun Day. Dogs Trust’s mission is ‘to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.’
Entrance fee: Adults £2.00, Kids free
What? Family Fun Day
Where? Portglenone Marina, Northern Ireland
When? Sunday, 11th June, 2017
It’s back! The second Annual PARK & BARK ON THE BANN. Portglenone Community Workshop & Men’s Shed have teamed up again with their friends at Northern Ireland Assistance Dogs (NIAD) for a family and dog FUN DAY.During the event expect a fun Dog Show, a Classic Car Show, exciting stalls, kids’ rides, prizes, a raffle and much more. BIKES, CARS, TRACTORS, LORRIES or ANY VEHICLE OF INTEREST ALL ARE WELCOME!
You can pay via PayPal – firstname.lastname@example.org (send as friends&family), send a cheque to the men’s shed or pop into Men’s Shed and pay in person.
Who? DogFest Cheshire
What? Summer Festival for Dogs
Where? Arley Hall, Cheshire
When? Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June, 2017
Hosted by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, The Supervet, DogFest is the paw-fect day out for dog lovers, providing a fun-filled, action packed day out for you and your dog!
Expect amazing displays, activities, expert advice, shopping, music and much more!
See Noel Fitzpatrick who will present the popular Noel Fitzpatrick Live show, revealing the latest advances in the veterinary profession and recounting heart-warming success stories from past shows.
Join us on the Great Dog Walk, a charity walk around the beautiful grounds, taking place twice a day. Watch agility displays, doggy dancing and even take part in have-a-go sessions with your dog. Get first-hand advice from the experts with talks and demonstrations on all aspects of your dog’s life, enjoy bespoke dog shopping area and perhaps even treat your pooch to a grooming session.
Who? Paws in the Park
What? Summer Dog Fair
Where? Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire
When? Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July, 2017
Dogtastic days out for you and your dog! Paws in the Park are Britain’s favourite fun dog shows, with lots of dog games and activities to try including flyball, canine search and rescue, and dog agility. Enjoy a weekend packed with superb arena displays and entertainment, exciting dog activities to try, plus superb shopping for your furry friends. It’s a pawfect day out with the kids too!
See website for details of filming notice.
See website for details of a further July date in Kent.
Show open from 9.30am to 5.00pm
Who? All About Dogs
What? Dog Festival
Where? Norfolk Showground, Norwich
When? Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August, 2017
Bring your dog to The UKs LARGEST Fun Dog Show.
FREE for children if tickets are bought online. BRAND NEW FOR 2017. Camping at the show from £79 for the whole weekend. Bring your dog for two days full of exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of fun have-a-go activities including the popular fun dog shows. Tickets available online at www.allaboutdogsshow.co.uk
Do you know of other Dog Days Out? Exciting places where you have been with your dog? Please get in touch with your stories and photos. We’d love to hear from you!